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Weekend Roundup: Labor-free edition

Events for the weekend of September 4-6

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College football started last night, not like we need to tell you that — Carolina fans made it pretty clear. Oh, yeah, solid win y'all. Even if you don't like the pigskin, or beer, or yelling wildly as men slam themselves into other men (but who doesn't love that?), we've got plenty of fun stuff for you to do this weekend. Head to a bar or backyard to cheer for your college team, and then get out there and enjoy all the art, live music, and fireworks Charleston has to offer. Just don't work too hard to have fun. This is a labor free long weekend, after all.

Friday

There's no better way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend than with Harley Davidson's Low Country Hog Fest complete with a BBQ competition, mustache and beard competition, and hot wing eating competition.

Enjoy some reggae music and support the Montego Bay Animal Haven at the Music Farm's Fall Reggae Jam at 8 p.m.

Before you hit the bar, come out to a Community Yoga Social for an hour long yoga class followed by healthy appetizers and craft beer.

Stop by Gallery Row for the monthly event First Fridays on Broad. Some cool openings include:

Karen Ann Myers will be opening her art exhibit Escapism tonight from 5-8 p.m. at Robert Lange Studios.

Martin Gallery welcomes Wanda Steppe for an opening reception to her art exhibit Silent Poetry from 5-8 p.m.

No shortage of visual arts openings this weekend as Thomas Tribby holds his opening reception for his exhibit The Art of Still Life from 5-8 p.m. at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery.

Head to Theatre 99 for the Charleston Comedy Fest Preliminary Rounds at 10 p.m. Fourteen comedians will perform five minute sets and you get to choose who moves on to the next round.

Catch live music at Kiawah's music on the green featuring Palmetto Soul from 6-9 p.m.

If you prefer live music downtown with a side of beer, head to Palmetto Brewing's weekly Loading Dock Series to rock out with musicians from local record label, Hearts & Plugs starting at 6 p.m.

Spice up your life with a lap dance workshop at Guilty Pleasures at 7 and 9 p.m. Come on, it sounds fun.

Saturday

Join in the Days of Grace mass march at 9 a.m. to end racism and commemorate South Carolina's diverse past.

Celebrate the last days of summer at Palmetto Brewing from 3-11 p.m. with a long lineup of local musicians, food trucks, and beer.

Chamber Music Charleston opens their season with a spectacular show featuring actors, guest musicians, and poetry readings at the Sottile Theatre from 7:30-9 p.m.

Head over to the Charleston Music Hall at 8:30 p.m. for a versatile and hilarious comedy show dubbed The Most Races Show on Earth.

If you were disappointed about the Fourth of July fireworks cancellation, grab a blanket and head to Folly Beach for a Labor Day Weekend firework display.

Celebrate Labor Day by participating in this exciting beach volleyball tournament at Santi's in Mt. Pleasant starting at 9 a.m.

Stop by the Pour House at 9:30 p.m. for a show by Dangermuffin and Weather and Waves.

You may not have gotten a chance to rock out to Darius Rucker's free show at the Windjammer last week, but you can still join in the fun at the CMT viewing party at the 'Jammer at 10 p.m.

Check out tonight's Lowcountry Jazz Fest performers, including Marcus Anderson, Euge Groove, and Jonathan Butler.

Sunday

Pull on your white jeans for the last time before Labor Day at Republic Garden and Lounge's All White Party starting at 8 p.m.

If you're looking for a relaxing way to spend your Sunday, make your way to the Sophia Institute for Sunday Meditation followed by a presentation and discussion on spiritual topics from 7-8:30 p.m.

The Windjammer hosts Trial by Fire: Journey Tribute at 9 p.m. For $10 we won't stop believin' in the power of a cover band.


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